Red Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Information

Glossolepis incisus
Red Rainbowfish
Behaviour Peaceful, active, shoaling
Typical size 10cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number in Tank 6
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 24℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 7-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Red Rainbowfish Glossolepis incisus
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Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)

Red Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Learn all about the Red Rainbowfish's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Red Rainbowfish is the right fish for your aquarium.

Although initially a little timid, the Red Rainbowfish will soon become an active and peaceful member of a community aquarium. Provide open swimming spaces, plenty of vegetated areas and a varied diet. Males are significantly different to females and will develop a very high-backed body shape. A colourful, hardy shoaling fish and an excellent addition to a peaceful community of medium sized fish.

Red Rainbowfish Facts

Family Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes) | Other names New Guinea Red Rainbowfish, New Guinea Rainbowfish, Red Rainbow, Salmon Red Rainbowfish | Origin Asia; New Guinea; Lake Sentani basin | Breeding Spawns amongst plants | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8, medium to hard | Natural Habitat Vegetated pools | Sexing Males are redder, have longer fins and develop a high-backed shape. Females are a metallic olive-yellow

Red Rainbowfish Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Red Rainbowfish information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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